Employment Opportunities

Do you like a challenge? How about being on the forefront of innovation? Yes? Then picture yourself working at Protedyne (a LabCorp company). Here, you’ll build your career alongside some of the brightest and most creative minds in laboratory automation, engineering, science, and software.

We are hiring for the following position at the Protedyne headquarters in Windsor, CT. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. If you are interested in applying for this position, please visit http://jobs.labcorp.com and search within 5 miles of "Windsor CT"

Software Engineer

We have an immediate opening for a Software Engineer who will assist in the development of automation/robotic systems for laboratory applications. This is a hands-on position working with robots and peripheral equipment from initial design to prototype to production to production support. These applications are used in networked, embedded laboratory automation systems. Experience with Java 1.8, Spring Framework, and web applications with a relational database backend is desirable. A wide breadth of understanding of automation technologies is required.


  • Design/develop/support Java applications for instrument-tending and liquid-handling laboratory robots
  • Design and develop application-specific user interfaces, including mobile device web applications
  • Contribute to the development of core tools, in Java and other software environments, to simplify application programming
  • Work with Customer Care to help troubleshoot field service/production support issues
  • Work with Manufacturing Engineering to write bring-up, test and diagnostic software for production automation equipment
  • Develop within an ISO 13485 Quality environment
  • Design, implement and maintain backend database systems
  • Design, implement and maintain web services
  • Design, implement and maintain performance metrics / BI data


  • 2-5 years experience developing application-level software for laboratory and/or industrial automation
    • Experience with embedded and/or real-time Java
    • Background in object-oriented design methodologies
    • Working knowledge of pneumatic actuators, sensors, and servo-motors
    • Hands-on experience with industrial automation and/or robotics
      • Machine vision experience a plus
      • Experience with mobile robots a plus
      • Experience with collaborative robots a plus
  • Experience with Java and/or another object-oriented language
    • Experience with Eclipse IDE with SVN, Maven and Nexus module management
    • Knowledge of Java-based frameworks a plus, specifically the Spring Framework
    • Experience creating drivers to interface 3rd party equipment a plus
    • Experience with relational and/or NoSQL database architecture a plus
  • General knowledge of laboratory procedures in life sciences and diagnostic laboratories
  • Strong communication skills a must
  • Substantial interaction with multifunctional product development teams required
  • Experience in a major Database package such as MySQL, Oracle, IBM Netezza, MariaDB, Casandra, or MongoDB a plus
  • Experience in Java Persistence (JPA) or equivalent a plus
  • Experience in ETL and other large data migration projects a plus
  • Experience in Java message (ActiveMQ or equivalent) a plus
  • Experience in Web Services a plus
  • Understanding of CSS styling and HTML5 a plus
  • JQuery and/or AJAX experience a plus
  • BS Computer Science, Engineering or other relevant degree